Production Manager (Food Technologist) Job in Thika, Kenya

JOB TITLE: PRODUCTION MANAGER (Food Technologist)

NATURE OF JOB: FULL TIME

INDUSTRY: FOOD MANUFACTURING

SALARY: Kshs 80,000 – 100,000

JOB LOCATION: THIKA

SUMMARY: Our client, a food manufacturing company in Thika is looking to fill the role of a Production Manager for January 2021.

The incumbent will be mandated with coordinating the company’s technical systems and processing of high-quality standard products, which meet the customers’ market specifications and quality standards.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, review and implement company policies, procedures and practices that support attainment of company goals and objectives in respect of production of products;
  • Utilization of the company’s available resources to follow-up and achieve targets in respect to the overall targets of the day;
  • Ensuring that cleaning, sanitary, hygiene, systems are maintained within the processing line in liaising with the quality controller;
  • Records maintenance / updating systems to facilitate corrective action to be taken to ensure food safety;
  • To research and develop new products in relation to the company’s capacity and available resources;
  • Developing an action plan to make the targets viable
  • Evaluating / adjusting on products formulations to make them cost effective and compete well at the same time maintain the required quality
  • Educating the other staff members on good manufacturing practices
  • Ensuring workforce discipline is maintained within the set working hours and regulations by liaising with the production supervisors
  • Evaluation on the cost of production both direct and indirect on frequent basis to enable running at minimum cost levels and still producing quality goods
  • Presentation and preparation of reports which are submitted to the Board of Directors for further action plan
  • To seek assistance from the Board of Directors or immediate boss in terms of administrative or management problems
  • To control and reduce on the rejection sale at all levels of operations and to be responsible for accountability (liaising with the Quality controller)
  • Reporting all sales issues to the MD on behalf of the sales team
  • Carry out any other duties at the request of the Managing Director as may be assigned from time to time

KEY RESULTS AREA

  • Improvement of production efficiency and yields per batch per day
  • Reduction of production costs and utilization of raw materials
  • Development of new products ranges
  • Maintain and sustain product quality within acceptable market standards
  • Maintain and optimize staff levels within acceptable labour cost levels

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Diploma in Food Technology/ Food Science
  • Experience. At least 4 years relevant experience in a busy Food processing factory
  • Key skills and qualities. Good communication and reporting skills, good analytical skills, self-driven and result oriented.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send CVs quoting relevant skills and experience to careers@britesmanagement.com

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: December 24, 2020 — 8:03 am